Data Ingestion Engineer

  • Near Parque Centenario, Buenos Aires, ar
  • Contract

Company Description

LiveStories is a venture-backed company building modern tools to make civic data actionable and usable. Governments - world’s largest sector - depend on LiveStories to be more data-driven, transparent, and productive. Businesses, schools, and researchers depend on LiveStories to streamline their data operations. Our customers are located as far as Kenya or as close as Washington and California. 

You can find the latest coverage about LiveStories here: https://www.livestories.com/news/

We love data and believe in its power to transform how we live, work, and play. We obsess over simplifying access to data, so that anyone can gather insights. We look for people who can demonstrate versatility and creativity in working with data. If you obsess over changing the world, and are passionate about open data, cool data visualizations, data-driven businesses, high velocity sales, and Sim City, we would love to talk to you.

 

Job Description

LiveStories has been building a large library of public data. It is easy to use, easy to search and completely normalized such that data can be compared across multiple sources and locations.

As a Data Ingestion Engineer you will be responsible for getting more data into our library. We have developed a unique way to process and normalize data at very large scale. You will learn our methodology and seek every opportunity to further innovate, develop more tools and apply new strategy to continously improve how we ingest data.

Our data infrastructure is built in Javascript/Typescript. You experience with these languages is a plus, but not a must. Ideally you will have some experience working and processing large amounts of data. Above all, data integrity is essential, so we are seeking candidates who are thorough, detail oriented and write high quality code.

Qualifications

  • You have 3+ years of experience building, scaling and maintaining software and data infrastructure at a large scale SAAS company.
  • You take pride in building simple, effective solutions that improve engineering productivity.
  • You have hands-on experience implementing backend services and data pipelines.
  • You are intimately familiar with the AWS infrastructure, yet know that the most maintainable systems are those based on a simple architecture. 
  • Ultimately, you want to be part of something big than software and make a durable change.

Additional Information

Technologies you master:

  • You are comfortable writing deployment scripts and processing data in languages such as Javascript, Python, etc.
  • You have experience processing large amounts of data from multiple sources and formats (we have developed our own DSL to handle that and drive our pipeline).
  • You write code for scalability and efficiency, and ultimately realize that simplicity is the most important thing to accomplish.
  • You are familiar with cloud providers (AWS in particular)

This position is a contractor position based in Buenos Aires, Argentina.